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Jun 1

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM

Description

In this workshop attendees will leverage a Lightship template to build their first Lightship AR experience! They will be guided through the set-up of Lightship ARDK, implementing the template, testing and demoing.

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Partner Engineer , Niantic, Inc.
Jun 1

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM

Description

Volumetric video technology captures full-body, dynamic human performance in four dimensions. An array of 100+ cameras point inward at a living entity (person, animal, group of people) and record their movement from every possible angle. Processed and compressed video data from each camera becomes a single 3D file – a digital twin of the exact performance that transpired on stage – for use on virtual platforms. Finished volcap assets are small enough to stream on mobile devices but deliver the visual quality detail of 100+ cameras, making them a go-to solution for bringing humans into the Metaverse. The volumetric video market is expected to grow from $1.5B USD in 2021 to $4.9B USD by 2026 as holographic imaging becomes increasingly crucial for the development of compelling, human-centric immersive content and Metaverse creators strive to solve the “uncanny valley” problem. The session dives into the latest and greatest applications of volcap in augmented reality across multiple sectors – including fashion, entertainment, AR marketing and branding, enterprise training, and more… We’ll examine the ground-breaking potential this technology holds for augmented and mixed reality as well as some of the challenges that may face this burgeoning industry.

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Head of Production , Metastage
CEO & Co-founder , Departure Lounge Inc.

Description

Events in virtual worlds are on the rise: concerts, festivals, fashion shows... all of them are now becoming as relevant in the virtual world as they are in the real world. But exactly as it is very difficult to organize a big event in physical reality, it is not easy to host one of them in virtual reality, either. Antony Vitillo from VRrOOm has helped in crafting dozens of virtual events in the last three years, including the virtual version of SXSW and a concert with more than 75M views. In this session, he will give you some guidelines on how to design and organize your virtual event to ensure it will be a success.

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CTO , VRrOOm
Jun 1

12:20 PM - 12:45 PM

Description

While dog ears and rainbows might first come to mind when you think of Snapchat, Snap’s camera has become far more powerful – evolving from a way to communicate visually into a robust augmented reality platform. With great advancements in AR technology and its proven value, there’s great demand for AR experiences to help people express themselves, play, shop, make art, learn about the world – and there’s so much more to explore. In this session, learn how tools like Lens Studio, Camera Kit and Spectacles empower over 250,000 developers and creators alike to build businesses and redefine what’s possible with Snap AR today.

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Head of AR Platform Partnerships , Snap, Inc.
Jun 1

12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

Description

While we can intuitively draw design concepts on paper, there is a need to draw and translate these same concepts to XR. In this class, we will explore tools and techniques that every XR artist should be aware of to make their concepts into reality. We'll look into tools that Autodesk offers, and also see the interoperability between other tools in the market. This class is a fun session that will take you into the journey from concept to creation.

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Design Technologist , Autodesk, Inc.

Description

‘Metaverse’ technologies have promised to bring us together, but many have left us with the illusion of connection. Removing us from the familiar into uncanny and uncomfortable experiences that cannot be sustained or enjoyed by all. We need to start with places where our friends and family gather together. Tilt Five builds on everyone’s favorite pastime – game night – and sprinkles in augmented reality (AR). Blending physical presence and virtual ones, Tilt Five’s holographic gaming system allows for users to interact with each other, whether together or remotely, and of course, the holograms on their table! Jeri Ellsworth joins AWE to share how we can create meaningful social interactions by reinventing game night.

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CEO , Tilt Five

Description

A presentation on Toyota Material Handling’s deployment of VR Training for Dealerships. Measuring return on investment as well as the power of multiplayer/collaborative virtual reality training courses

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Dealer Human Resources & Training Manager , Toyota Material Handling
CEO , VR Vision Inc
Jun 1

01:25 PM - 01:50 PM

Description

As companies scramble to define what "hybrid work" looks like for their workforce, the first real use cases of photorealistic-quality, real-time holograms are helping organizations bridge a vital engagement gap in team collaboration. Allowing participants to interact in ways previously only possible in-person, this 3D technology also enables content sharing of both physical objects and 3D files, which allows users to simultaneously interact with the presenter and the content without being forced to focus on one experience at the detriment of the other. This session will describe the first real world examples of how this innovative technology is being used by companies today. You will hear about a leading medical device manufacturer using 3D holograms in training scenarios for surgeons, as well as McLaren Racing, which is using it as a powerful tool for their design engineers, drivers and crews - rather than flying a technician to the racing team or explaining procedures through flat images, they can now immediately show an engine component from every angle, convey sizing, and instruct on assembly and usage as if they were in person – all while saving countless hours in travel time.

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Internal Startup Founder , Cisco
Jun 1

01:55 PM - 02:20 PM

Description

After a full house presentation at AWE 2017 our team will return with new hands free 3D user interfaces for XR headsets using the eyes alone. For the first time we will give insight into our technology and explain how eye-vergence based 3D interaction was achieved and why it is as significant for XR headsets as the touch screen for smart phones. During the presentation we will demonstrate on the latest XR headsets how users can interact in their forward visual space e.g. pick up, move, rotate 3D content using binocular eye vergence movements without having to engage other objects e.g. controllers or display elements. In summary we will have a deep dive into hands free 3D user interfaces using the eyes alone and share how it is useful in consumer and enterprise environments.

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Co Founder, CEO , Pillantas Inc.

Description

Companies spend millions of dollars every year on using 3D & 2D software and have to sacrifice many hours of highly skilled time to create usable 3D assets. This not only creates a barrier to entry but also makes 3D content creation non-sustainable, not scalable, expensive and very time consuming.. Companies further have to invest (and have invested) heavily in automation and modern 2D to 3D techniques such as photogrammetry to fix the common problems that arise with a variety of categories and asset types, often needing an extensive last mile edit by highly skilled 3D artists to complete the asset for commercial use. Join Daniel Frith (Vice President of 3D) from Avataar as he expands upon the advancements in Neural Radiance Field technology (NeRF) and how this will democratize 3D, introduce scale and disrupt the 3D industry.

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VP - 3D Platform , Avataar

Description

Join HP for an overview of XR solutions and the best ways to enhance Collaboration, Training, and Education. With groundbreaking technology and manageability tools, is powering the most desirable immersive XR ecosystem that naturally empowers all people to better themselves.

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Head of VR Business Development , HP
Jun 1

01:55 PM - 02:20 PM

Description

XR development is a new career for anyone seeking to work in the immersive technology industry. If you love being creative and transforming ideas into interactive 3D experiences, this could be the perfect pathway for you. Join Circuit Stream and alumni Nakita Chand to learn everything you need to know about how to become an XR developer.

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Content Product Manager , Microsoft - Mixed Reality
Partnerships Manager, Education , Circuit Stream
Jun 1

01:55 PM - 02:20 PM

Description

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Jun 1

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Description

Marco Tempest specializes in developing immersive experiences of future technologies. Taking ideas about advanced technology, how we might interact with it, and finding innovative ways to bring those concepts alive. In his keynote presentation for AWE USA 2022 he will debut ultraportable real-time virtual production techniques, storytelling, gestural sensing and swarm robotics to give us a glimpse of a delightful augmented future right now.

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Creative Technologist , NASA Jet Propulsion Labratory

Description

With augmented reality, teachers are able to stimulate their students' sense of sight, hearing and touch, heightening the level of engagement and motivation the students have for learning. Sara Smith, CEO and Cofounder of MARVL, and Murewa Olubela, CBO and Cofounder of MARVL, will share insights on how using immersive technologies, in particular AR, leads to increased interactive experiences with coursework, collaboration between students, improved motivation, and increased learning gains for students, and why it would benefit the XR industry to create solutions that enable equity in education.

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CEO , MARVL
Cofounder and Chief Building Officer , MARVL

Description

Storytelling IP is well-known for making transmedia journeys, from books to movies to comics to TV shows and even Instagram stories and AR activations. Now, the Metaverse provides yet another place for IP to shine. Here, fans can not just engage with the stories and characters they love, but own a piece of them. The NFT landscape supports both top-down and bottom-up storytelling. We’ll bring our audience up to date on the current state of storytelling in the Metaverse and cite case studies of specific NFT projects, including our own, that shine a light on new ways to tell stories. Some NFTs evoke a story, have a backstory or inspire the viewer to create a new story. Our collections are unique in and of themselves and shine a light on a new frontier of storytelling in the Metaverse and a new business model: the world’s next Kickstarter.

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Filmmaker, Producer , TBA
Experience Design, Strategy & Storytelling Consultant , Exelauno
Jun 1

02:25 PM - 02:50 PM

Description

Join Rigel Benton, Senior UX Designer at 8th Wall and Tony Tomarchio, Director of Technical Operations at 8th Wall, to learn how to make your WebAR experiences more social and rooted in places and things with real-time APIs, image targets, web integrations, common web frameworks and more.

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Senior UX Designer , Niantic, Inc.
Director of Technical Operations , 8th Wall
Jun 1

02:25 PM - 02:50 PM

Description

In 2019, Eliud Kipchoge chased a GPS-guided green laser into history and ran the first sub-2 hour marathon. In technical terms, the laser was a real-time positional indicator. Said differently, the green laser was a ghost-runner, a virtual running partner - a tech-enabled Enhanced Reality solution. What if everyone - not just world-class athletes - had the ability to compete against a ghost runner in real time? Not vs. an abstract segment displayed on a watch or a cycling computer - but a visible projection in the natural field of view. Non-distracting, but instantly accessible. That's Enhanced Reality. Mark Prince, GM of smart eyewear company ENGO, will present advances in display systems that can enable anyone to do exactly that. ENGO's product is the first wearable display for sports that achieves glanceability for instant access to data, light weight for comfort and practical use, long battery life required for general use and fir endurance sports in particular, and a high-performance display that works in all light conditions. Prince will explain how ENGO's solution can be used to change the dominant mode of sports training from post-activity review and analysis to in-activity decision making - with the potential to unlock performance for runners, cyclists, and other athletes - much like a vehicle-based green laser helped Kipchoge break the 2-hour barrier. Prince will demonstrate how use cases like this will finally pave the way for mass adoption of AR technology beyond niche applications.

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Advisor , Microoled
Jun 1

02:25 PM - 02:50 PM

Description

There is a lot to be excited about Magic Leap 2. ML2 has industry-leading optics for best-in-class image quality. A 70° field of view delivers an expansive digital workspace. While pioneering dynamic dimming capabilities boost the solidity of digital content in bright environments. Enterprise-ready, light as a pair of headphones, and ergonomically designed to support modern Manufacturing, Health, Defense, and more. During this talk, dive into the "WildFire" demo with Ash Shah– our latest ML2 demo available to experience at the Magic Leap booth 305. As Magic Leap recently started the early access program for enterprise partners, the company is starting to develop tools for developers, take a look at the design process that led to the creation of the unity keyboard with Alessio Grancini.

Speakers

Prototype Engineer , Magic Leap
AR Prototype Engineer , Magic Leap

Description

Gamers explored virtual worlds long before the term Metaverse was coined. Festival goers understand the nuances of what makes an experience incredible- why they go back year after year to make new memories that last a lifetime. Music of each era is an indication of where our culture is going before we even realize it. As these core pillars of culture collide in the Metaverse, we’ll hear from panelists who come from deep inside the music, gaming and the broader world of entertainment to learn how fandom is evolving, and how understanding it is key to building a successful business in the Metaverse.

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Head of Digital Partnerships , AEG
Associate , Konvoy
Cofounder & CEO , Ristband
Founder , CrossBorderWorks